Department Objectives


Outcomes of the Medical Undergraduate Curriculum

1)      Knowledge

Graduate should have sufficient knowledge and understanding of:

a.       The normal structure, function and development of the human body and interaction between body and mind

b.      The normal pregnancy and child birth, the principles of antenatal and postnatal care

c.       The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, natural history and prognosis of common physical and mental disease, particular those which pose acute danger to function, life or the community.

d.      The common diagnostic tests and procedures, their uses, limitations and costs

e.       The management of common conditions including pharmacological, psychological, physical and nutritional therapy

f.       The principles of health education, disease prevention, rehabilitation and the care of the suffering and dying.

g.      The principles and ethics related to health care and the Islamic and legal responsibilities of the medical profession


2)      Skills

Graduate should acquire the skills of:


a.       Taking a tactful, accurate and organised medical history

b.      Performing a gentle and accurate physical and mental examination

c.       Integrating history and physical examination to reach a provisional diagnosis of differential diagnosis

d.      Selecting the most appropriate and cost effective diagnostic procedures

e.       Formulating a management plan

f.       Counselling patients and families clearly regarding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures before eliciting consent

g.      Performing common life-saving procedures

h.      Using information resources to obtain further knowledge and interpret medical evidence critically and scientifically

i.        Communicating clearly and considerately with other health professionals

3)      Attitudes

Graduate should have the attitude of:

a.       Respecting every human being and abiding by relevant Islamic ethics

b.      A desire to ease pain and suffering

c.       Willingness to work in a team with other health professionals

d.      Responsibility to remain a life-long learner and maintain the highest ethical and professional standards

e.       Referring patients to other health professional when needed

A realization that it is not always in the interest of patients to pursue every diagnostic or therapeutic possibility